This lecture is adapted from Professor Holsinger’s new book, On Parchment: Animals, Archives, and the Making of Culture from Herodotus to the Digital Age, just published by Yale University Press. The lecture will explore the biomolecular study of parchment objects, theological understandings of the medium in several faith traditions, and the role of parchment in modern and contemporary art.
Bruce Holsinger (University of Virginia), “Cow, Codex, Collagen: The Many Lives of Parchment” (Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 4:00pm
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (121 Wall Street)